I am putting more mirrors and moving lights and electrical outlets for my
wife/daughter's bathroom. The current wall mounted vanity lights need to go
up higher. My understanding is it is not proper to put a junction box
enclosed inside a wall. Is there an easier way to move this light without
having to re wire from the switch to the light? The other thing is I think
this light is in series with another circuit somewhere in another bathroom
so whatever I do will affect other lights.
I appreciate it!
I agree with the you and disagree with the the other poster about putting a
JB inside a wall. I guess it may be a matter of jurisdiction. In the
locations that I know of, a JB must remain accessible and drywalling over a
box is not considered accessible.
How many wires enter the box for the existing vanity light? And what
direction do they enter from (it sounds like it/they enter from the bottom
or possibly side, based on your description, but I don't want to assume)?
And, which of those pairs, if any, stay live when the light switch is off?
Also, how mainy wires enter the light switch box, and from what direction,
and which if any stay live when the switch is off?
Don't do anything unsafe to check this out ... but if you are redoing the
wiring yourself I imagine you are ok to do this. If we know where the
wiring is we may be able to figure out a way to get you what you are after,
and not effect other loads on the circuit (which would not be "in series"
with the light, but just "on the same circuit" as the light ... I assume the
light switch in the bathroom controls only one thing, the light fixture in
Alternatively, is there an attic above this room (or a basement with open
ceilings below this room), are the tops (bottoms) of teh walls accessible,
and how do you feel about fishing a wire down to (from) the light switch and